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Women Are Driving the Global Economy

Just the facts:

  • Women are driving the global economy.
  • Women are responsible for $20 trillion U.S. dollars in annual consumer spending.
  • 28% of registered SMEs globally are started by women.
  • Investing in women entrepreneurs and business owners is a huge market opportunity.
  • Women should be an economic priority.
  • Women’s market is growing at a faster growth rate than men — globally.
  • Women have a high level of commitment and loyalty.
  • Women are risk-aware.
  • Women share positive experiences.
  • Women are the next emerging market.
  • WEGG educates women entrepreneurs and business owners worldwide on how to go global.


Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 3/7/18 on “Becoming Your Own Global Distribution Solution” and presented by Rebecca Herwick, President/CEO, Global Products Inc. Register here. Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.

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WEGG Women: Going Global is Affordable and Accessible

Why is it easier than ever now to take your business global?  Does exporting present challenges for women business owners and entrepreneurs?  What factors influence a woman business owner to go global?  Is there an organization that fosters global growth for businesses in a simple, engaging and affordable manner?

To find out the answers to these questions, read more.


Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 5/10/17 on “How to Improve Your Website For Global Customers,” and presented by John Yunker, Co-founder of Byte Level Research, author of “Think Outside the Country.” Register here:
Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.


Unleash Your Global Business Potential


Are you experiencing growth pains and the last choice of growth for your business is to grow global?  Then you have come to the right place!  Not only here at WEGG can we unleash your global business potential but there are numerous other resources around the world that enable women entrepreneurs and business owners to cultivate their talents in the global marketplace.

We’ll start highlighting some of these online places in future blog posts.  After all, we are here to serve your needs because WEGG’s mission is all about educating women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families and their community.

One resource in particular that we are fond of is the Canadian Business Women in International Trade program (BWIT).  If you are operating your business in Canada and want to get export-ready and export-active with information on potential new markets, qualified contacts, and more, pay a visit.  Here’s a snapshot of BWIT:

The Canadian Business Women in International Trade program (BWIT) is part of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS). The TCS is a network of more than 900 trade commissioners working in regional offices across Canada and in Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates located in more than 150 cities around the world.

To learn more, visit:  BWIT



next_up_4jan_2017_wegginarNote: Don’t miss our next WEGG webinar 1/4/17 on “Laurel Delaney’s Global Trade Trends Report 2017,” and presented by Laurel Delaney, President of, creator of The Global Small Business Blog, and President of Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global.  Register here: Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.


WEGG Wishes You a Wondrous Holiday Season

Happy Holidays from WEGG!

Untapping The Potential of Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs


Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Punjab has already taken an initiative to discover and groom women entrepreneurs who have excellent handicraft skills.  The intent is to boost textile exports and help women at the same time develop their capabilities.

Besides local training, the authority has enlisted the assistance of European experts to provide necessary training to these entrepreneurs’ who have an aim to expand their business to European markets.

Read the entire article:  Tapping potential:  Exploring women entrepreneurship

Photo Credit: modenadude via Compfight cc

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Meet Maki


Baby blanket available at Maki International.

Haven’t heard of Maki?  Oprah hasMaki International, founded by Martha Dudenhoeffer Kolodny, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization working with women throughout Ayacucho, Peru.

Maki International provides the framework for creating, exporting, and selling the beautiful knit goods and handicrafts made using the Peruvian women’s existing talents and traditions. We also offer programs in various life subjects and career opportunities to participants.

Eager to learn more?  Don’t wait.  Visit Maki International to see how you can contribute and get involved.  To order the blanket, as shown above, visit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

U.S. $1.5 Billion in Contracts for Women-Owned Businesses Worldwide


A new initiative aims to change the fact that women-owned businesses around the world receive only a fraction of the money that large organizations spend each year on new business contracts.

A half-dozen of the big guys – from IBM to Coca-Cola to Wal-Mart – will award $1.5 billion in contracts to women-owned businesses between 2013 and 2018.

Let’s track it ladies so you can grow your businesses!

In addition to the funds, other large firms and nonprofits are pledging assistance in the form of training, mentoring and strategy development to help women business owners grow and compete more effectively, Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO and co-founder of WEConnect, a women-focused non-profit behind the initiative.

Read the entire article:  Global firms commit $1.5B for women-owned businesses

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

WEGG Mission

Our mission is to educate, inspire and nurture women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families and their community.

Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN/Tax ID #47-2956522.

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